President Mahmoud Abbas discussed in a phone call today with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg the latest developments in occupied Palestine, including the unilateral Israeli plan to annex portions of the occupied West Bank to its sovereignty.
The President expressed appreciation for Norway’s principled support of the two-state solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and its rejection of any unilateral steps that disregard international law.
He told the Norwegian Prime Minister that Palestine is ready to engage in serious negotiations with the Israeli government the moment it refrains from its unilateral annexation plan, to be sponsored by the Quartet and any other countries of the world.
President Abbas also expressed thanks for the generous support and economic aid Norway provided to the Palestinian national institutions from 1993 until today.
On the other side, Solberg affirmed her country’s position in support of achieving peace on the basis of a two-state solution, commitment to implement the international community resolutions. She expressed her rejection of any unilateral measures taken by Israel as they breach international law.
She stressed the importance of reviving the peace process, and said her country will continue to play its role in sponsoring the annual donor conference to help the Palestinian people build their institutions and economy.